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  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler, Bosch to start testing automated ride hailing in San Jose, CA

    2018-11-08T18:04:00Z

    The S-Class sedans to be used in the ride-hailing service will have at least Level 4 autonomy (Photo: Daimler) Premium car group Daimler and automotive supplier Robert Bosch will start testing an on-demand ride hailing service that will use highly and fully automated Mercedes S-Class vehicles in ...

  • mercedes.automotiveIT
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    Inside Silicon Valley automotive: A new role for tech and IT offices

    2018-06-19T16:09:00Z

    Carmakers are expanding technology and IT offices in Silicon Valley, and tasking them with functions that are different from the roles played by traditional R D centers.

  • ubimax daqri daimler_scale
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    Ubimax partners with DAQRI on AR smart glasses, Porsche rolls out AR for technicians

    2018-06-05T09:18:45Z

    Image: Ubimax Ubimax, developer of wearables and augmented reality (AR) products, has announced a strategic co-operation with DAQRI, maker of AR glasses. DAQRI, based in Los Angeles and Dublin, is to provide its AR hardware for Ubimax Frontline, an AR software stack. A successful proof of concept trial has ...

  • t-mobile.automotiveIT
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    T-Mobile US and Sprint to merge; focus firmly on 5G

    2018-04-30T14:46:00Z

    T-Mobile US CEO Legere and Sprint CEO Claure announced their plan to merge over the weekend (Photo: T-Mobile US) T-Mobile US and Sprint announced over the weekend that they plan to merge the two wireless companies, creating a new and bigger competitor to established players in the ...

  • daimler.automotiveIT
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    Daimler Lab1886: "We now have 25 high-potential projects in the incubator"

    2018-04-11T12:17:00Z

    Susanne Hahn, director business innovation at Daimler’s Lab1886 innovation and incubation organization, 

  • bmw.automotiveIT
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    BMW starts subscription-service pilot in Nashville

    2018-04-09T17:12:27Z

    The 2019 BMW X4 M40i M Performance debuted at the New York Auto Show last month (Photo: BMW) BMW became the latest major car brand to offer a subscription to its vehicles rather than selling or leasing them to customers. The German premium brand said it had launched a ...

  • schaeffler.automotiveIT
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    Schaeffler opens Silicon Valley office

    2018-03-20T18:50:43Z

    Schaeffler has opened an office in Silicon Valley, hoping to foster tighter relationships with the regional high-tech industry as the auto industry changes. The large German automotive supplier said the San Jose office will work with start-ups and other technology partners to improve existing products and define and develop new ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    At Ford, a customizable drone development platform

    2018-03-19T12:54:51Z

    Ford's platform lets developers test how drones and vehicles could work together (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor has built a development platform aimed at guiding along the use of drones in a variety of settings. The carmaker said the customizable lets it test how drones and vehicles could work ...

  • cox automotive.automotiveIT
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    Cox Automotive launches connected retail platform

    2018-03-13T14:23:41Z

    The Accelerate platform can be accessed from a smartphone (Photo: Cox Automotive) Cox Automotive has launched a new connected retail platform that offers a set of online tools to improve the car buying process. The US car retailer said the platform, which is called Accelerate, will make car buying ...

  • AGL.automotiveIT
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    AGL platform to debut on 2018 Toyota Camry

    2017-05-31T09:23:24Z

    The 2018 Camry will be the first Toyota vehicle to have the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) platform underpinning its next-generation infotainment system. AGL, an open source project hosted by the Linux Foundation, is developing a common platform for car infotainment systems and enhanced connectivity that functions as an industry standard. ...

  • renault.automotiveIT
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    Renault plans to buy embedded software unit from Intel

    2017-05-25T12:20:25Z

    Renault and other carmakers need embedded software to develop autonomous vehicles (Photo: Renault) Renault plans to acquire a French R&D division from Intel, giving the French carmaker deeper expertise in key digital technologies. The R&D unit specializes in embedded software, which is important for the development of connected and ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Fields out, Hackett in as Ford CEO

    2017-05-22T14:07:55Z

    Mark Fields has led Ford for almost 3 years (Photo: Ford Motor) Ford Motor announced Monday that its CEO, Mark Fields, is being replaced, following a sharp decline in the carmaker's share price over the past two years. Fields, who took the helm at Ford in January 2014, will ...

  • electric.automotiveIT
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    US survey sees lack of EV buying interest

    2017-04-25T08:55:10Z

    Two out of three respondents wouldn't buy an EV, the survey found (Photo: Nissan) A US survey found that a majority of people remains hesitant to buy an electric car, despite the auto industry's commitment to building a growing range of electric vehicles in coming years. The poll, conducted ...

  • delphi.automotiveIT
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    Delphi invests in 2 Israeli tech companies

    2017-04-24T17:35:20Z

    Delphi is investing heavily in autonomous-driving technology (Photo: Delphi) Delphi is taking minority interests in two Israeli companies, as it moves to strengthen its connected-car related products and services. The US-based automotive supplier said it had signed a commercial partnership agreement with otonomo, a specialist in monetizing automotive data ...

  • gm.automotiveIT
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    GM beefs up self-driving tech startup unit

    2017-04-24T16:40:04Z

    GM acquired Cruise Automation in 2016 (Photo: GM) General Motors will invest 14 million dlrs and add more than 1,100 jobs to beef up its self-driving technology research in California. The Detroit-based automaker said the investment will go to the Cruise Automation startup it acquired in 2016. "Expanding our ...

  • zf.automotiveIT
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    "Partnerships with IT players are vital"

    2017-04-24T14:00:00Z

    One side of a digital win Source: Claus Dick ZF CDO Mamatha Chamarthi sees herself as “digital-transformer-in-chief”, working closely with CIO Juergen Sturm At ZF Friedrichshafen, digitization has a huge influence on the business. In an interview, Chief Digital Officer Mamatha Chamarthi describes the ...

  • bcg.automotiveIT
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    Study: US companies better at digitization than German counterpartsÂ

    2017-04-24T13:15:25Z

    Engineering companies are less digitally advanced than telecom, banking sectors (Photo: Fraunhofer Institute) US companies are digitizing their operations at a faster pace than their German competitors, according to a new study by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). In a poll of 700 executives in the US and Germany, ...

  • ford.automotiveIT
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    Ford bets on artificial intelligence

    2017-02-13T16:57:57Z

    Ford plans to have an SAE level 4 autonomous vehicle on the road by 2021 (Photo: Ford) Ford Motor plans to invest 1 billion dollars in artificial intelligence by acquiring a majority stake in Argo AI. The artificial intelligence startup will continue to operate independently from Ford, but the ...

  • GM.automotiveIT
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    "My role is to protect the vehicle ecosystem"

    2017-02-02T18:43:00Z

    Jeff Massimilla was named chief product cybersecurity officer of General Motors (GM) in 2014. His appointment, one of the first of its kind in the global auto industry, underscored the crucial importance of cyber safety for the coming generations of fully connected cars. Massimilla spoke to automotiveIT at the Detroit ...

  • car-to-car.automotiveIT
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    US wants mandatory car-to-car communication

    2016-12-15T17:56:43Z

    The next generation of cars is likely to be connected to other cars and to the traffic infrastructure (Photo: Continental) (Bloomberg) --US automobile regulators want passenger cars and light trucks to wirelessly stream data about their movements and monitor other vehicles so they don’t crash into each other. All ...